Democracy Now! Thursday, May 29, 2003
"No More Clear Channel! Stop the FCC Media Giveaway" - Despite a National Call for a Delay, the FCC is Poised to Vote on Media Consolidation Rules on June 2nd
Producer Democracy Now!Audio/Visual sound, color
Protests across the country today against Clear Channel, the symbol of media consolidation.
Legendary Civil Rights Singers, Sweet Honey in the Rock: Part I of a Democracy Now! Special
“In the civil rights movement, in jails, in rallies, the sound was a way of announcing a community…and anybody who walked toward you, including the police, would be walking into your sound, and they would get to you long before they would get to your body.”
Diverse Organizations from Around the Country Testify Against Media Consolidation
It’s the “McDonaldization of American media,” warns FCC commissioner Johnathan Adelstein. “It’s the same everywhere you go: Big Mac, fries and a Coke.”
Washington's "War on Terror" has Made the World a More Dangerous Place
A new Amnesty International report concludes, Washington’s “war on terror” has undermined human rights, weakened international law and shielded governments from scrutiny.